“The museum will be closing in five minutes, five minutes,” a voice announces through the overhead speaker. “Sh*t. We got to hide,” Elektra shrieks as she steps off a throne at a Royal Court museum installment. The House of Abundance scatters to find a hiding place, the museum lights dramatically turn off, and the music stops. The camera zooms in on the items of interest: capes, panniers, corsets, and surcoats in rich shades of plum, ivory, and ruby red— embroidered with delicate gold accents and paired with extravagant crown jewels. Elektra quietly comes out of her hiding place and whistles to signal to her crew that the coast is clear. Mary Jane Girls’ “In My House” comes back on, and the thrill begins. “Mother, what do we take?” Lulu (Hailie Sahar) asks in a shaky voice.
“Everything,” Elektra responds firmly. As they race to the exit, however, they realize they’re locked in. “I look too good not to be seen,” Elektra declares. They shatter the museum glass with a nearby bench, set off the alarm, and run off into the night. As they make their escape towards the ball, the group is spotted by local police, and a chase ensues.
“Anyone else? Going once, going twice, three times a lady,” announces the ball’s MC, Pray Tell (Billy Porter), giving the House of Abundance just enough time to make their grand entrance. “Ooooohhh, sh*t!” he yells into the speaker. “Disney, watch your a**. Blingderella is in town. Yes, baby!” The cops eventually storm into the ball, but not before the House of Abundance steals the night and scores a clean 10 from judges across the board. Elektra looks to the door and gracefully turns the clumsy New York cops into part of her performance. She extends her hands in front of her body, palms up, and struts seductively over to her captors. “And THAT, is how you do a ball,” Pray Tell exclaims.